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Welcome To DMCRacePromotions.com
We are Northern Ireland's premier Short Oval Motor Racing promotion, bringing you the very best in Stock Car, Hot Rod and Banger racing since 2003. We promote top flight race meetings at both Tullyroan Oval near Dungannon and Aghadowey Oval near Coleraine. From the high speed, high octane National Hot Rods, to the thrill a minute wreck 'em racing of the National Bangers, DMC Race Promotions have something for everyone, from the serious motorsport enthusiast to the family looking for a day out with a difference.

Coming Fixtures
Aghadowey Oval
25/10/2019 @ 7.15pm

GALA NIGHT - Gigantic Fireworks Display!
National Hot Rods 2020 Simpson Race Exhausts World Series NI Round 6 & The Richard Turtle Memorial Cup
Thunder Rods 2019 Irish Championship
Junior Productions 2019 King of Aghadowey

Stock Rods

Tullyroan Oval
26/10/2019 @ 6pm

GALA NIGHT - Huge Fireworks Spectacular!
2L National Bangers 2019 Irish Championship & The Stephen Bannon Memorial DD
ProStocks 2019 Irish Championship
Ninja Karts 2019 Irish Championship
Superstox NIOvalTV Series Shootout Final

Lightning Rods

Tullyroan Oval
24/11/2019 @ 2pm

u1800 Back To Basics Bangers 2019 Tullyroan Challenge Cup
Ninja Karts 2019 Champion of Champions & Individual Achievement Award
Lightning Rods 2019 Tullyroan Challenge Cup
1300 Stock Cars Ryan Wright Signs Iron Man Series Grand Final

Superstox
Junior Productions


 


 

 
Latest News
The local oval racing world came together to remember the late, great Ormond Christie at Tullyroan Oval on Saturday night, and just like he would’ve liked the drivers went on to produce some spectacular racing for the packed house.
Ahoghill’s Shane Murray grabbed victory in the National Hot Rods Ulster Championship, after Portadown’s Gary Woolsey had taken the spoils in the final of Round 5 of Simpson Race Exhausts World Series NI. Aughnacloy’s Adam Best raced to victory in the 2.0 Hot Rods Irish Championship whilst Cullybackey’s Curtis Greer continued his recent good form with victory in the Butler Motorsport Challenge Series for Stock Rods. Other winners at the Hankook Performance Tyres sponsored meeting were Strabane duo James McKinney in the Lightning Rods and Paddy Hannigan in the Thunder Rods.

Before racing commenced John Christie unveiled his Fiesta in the colours his Father Ormond used to win the 1997 World Championship, which brought a fantastic reception from the fans. A minute’s applause then filled the stadium as one of the greats of oval racing was remembered following his recent passing.
Ben McKee was the star turn in the National Hot Rods heats, taking the opener at a canter over Gary Woolsey and the repeating the feat in the second outing. That one was a little more difficult for Ben as he had to overcome a late restart when Podge McQuaid lost a wheel. Simon Kennedy and Ian McReynolds filled the places.
The final saw McKee again out front, with Woolsey soon chasing him down. Shane Murray was another on a mission from the rear, and as we reached the closing stages all three were together chasing the win. Woolsey superbly went to the outside and edged himself alongside McKee, outrunning Ben on the drag to the flag to win by inches on the line in a tremendous finish.
Murray, having had to settle for third in the final, then lined up on pole position for the Ulster Championship race, courtesy of having set the fastest lap time of the night. He had a great dice with Glenn Bell early on, before settling ahead. A caution was introduced at 5 laps to go and the ‘choose cone challenge’ system used, which saw John Christie take the gamble and come up alongside Murray for the restart. John gave it his all to chase the lead, but unfortunately ended up spinning to the wall. Murray took the win over Bell and Jaimie McCurdy, the latter having gambled on the outside late on.

Aughnacloy’s Adam Best and Antrim’s Conor Hughes shared the front row for the 2.0 Hot Rods Irish Championship, and proceeded to lap side by side for the first few tours of the title race. Best finally settled ahead and raced home to record his first ever Irish Championship victory. Hughes could be more then pleased with his runner up position, with Gary Wilson taking third from Stuart Cochrane.
Just a few laps into the Irish Revenge race Best lost a wheel on the Tullyroan Bend, causing a caution period. Mark Madill was in complete control of this one and romped home to the win over Gary O’Neill and Cochrane.

Ryan Murphy accounted for both heat wins in the well subscribed Stock Rods division, taking a clear heat one win over Mark Kilpatrick and Rick Purdy. Heat two saw a number of caution periods, one for a huge home straight crash, but once again Murphy held his nerve to land the win over Willie Taggart and World Champion Derek McMillan.
Jonny Cardwell and Curtis Greer claimed the front row for the Grand Final of the Butler Motorsport Challenge Series on aggregate points, with the McMillan brothers Shane and Derek filling row two after Jonny Gillespie failed to take up his third spot. Cardwell and Greer battled hard over the opening laps before Cullybackey man Curtis edged ahead. Curtis was in total control and raced home to the victory over Cardwell and Derek McMillan. All three shared a large number of tyres courtesy of the sponsors Butler Motorsport.

New World Champion Nigel Jackson sported his gold roof for the first time in the Lightning Rods, as Mark Corry took the opening heat win after relieving Ethan Dilly of the lead. Dilly claimed the second heat win too, but only after a Stewards Enquiry as to the manner in which he went ahead. Aaron Brunton was the man who lost out, spinning from what looked a promising position.
The final developed into a great five way battle for the lead, with Ronan McNally at the front and holding off the attentions of the others. James McKinney and Richard Stewart had gallant attempts on the outside but to no avail, before McKinney found a gap down the inside to race home to a well deserved feature race victory. Adam McCann and McNally filled the places.

In the Thunder Rods, newcomer Paddy Hannigan from Strabane showed the established stars a clean pair of heels all evening as he completed a faultless hat-trick. In the opener he came home ahead of Norman Purdy and Jonny Teggart, before Purdy and David Gurney filled the places in the second heat.
A promotion to the yellow grade for the final couldn’t stop Hannigan, as he claimed the trophy in style over David Wilson and Purdy.
Added: 20/10/19

In our latest points update, more NI Points Champions for 2019 have been crowned.

In the 2.0 Hot Rods the Racemart NI Points Championship went right down to the last meeting on Saturday night, with Adam Best coming out on top to claim the silver roof. Adam finished ahead of Conor Hughes and Allen Cherry in the standings, and he also has a slender 3 point lead over Stuart Cochrane in the 2020 World Championship qualifying chart.

In the 1300 Stock Cars Nicky Lowry has claimed the Autoweld NI Points Championship and will carry the silver roof for the next 12 months. Calvin Blake and Ryan Stewart completed the top three, whilst Robbie Wright currently sits on top of the 2020 World Championship qualifying points.

Max Hobson has retained his ASC Cars NI Points Championship for Ninja Karts, leading Leyton Hughes and Odhran Monaghan at the end of another exciting season.

Finally, the Cirrus Plastics DMC Race Promotions Championship for National Hot Rods has just two rounds left to run, and Glenn Bell now holds a handsome 36 point lead over Adam Hylands with Derek Martin in third spot.

To view the latest points, click on 'Drivers' in the menu bar above, then 'Points & Grades' and then select the desired formula from the drop down menu. All drivers should note that their correct grading colour should be applied as laid down in their formula's Rules & Regulations. Checks will be carried out over the coming meetings and offenders may be forced to start from the rear of the field.

Added: 07/10/19

The horrendous weather conditions at Aghadowey Oval on Saturday night didn’t detract at all from the on track action. Kells driver Derek McMillan was crowned Irish Champion in the Stock Rods to cap a tremendous season, whilst Kyle Beattie produced a stunning comeback drive to take the Superstox Irish Championship. At the meeting sponsored by his family’s business Murrays of Randalstown, Shane Murray took a faultless hat-trick in the National Hot Rods, Aughnacloy’s Adam Best secured victory in the 2.0 Hot Rods Hoosier Tyres Challenge Series, Portaodwn ace Robbie Wright took the 1300 Stock Cars Ulster Championship whilst Co Meath racer Odhran Monaghan took a great treble in the Ninja Karts.

The very wet conditions kept the Stock Rod stars on their toes for the Irish Championship, with Derek McMillan and Marc Morrell sharing the front row ahead of Shane McMillan and Micky McFall. Derek quickly edged clear up front as a huge battle developed for second between Shane McMillan, Victor McAfee and Gary Butler. McAfee then went out, and there was no quarter asked, and certainly none given, between the other two as they battled hard and swapped places for second.
A loose wheel on track with one lap to go added to the drama as the caution flags came out, but Derek had all under control up front and romped home to add the Irish title to the World, British and European titles he already has in his locker. A Stewards Enquiry saw S McMillan and Butler both docked two places for contact on each other during the race, which elevated Morrell to second and Cullybackey’s Curtis Greer to third.

The Irish Revenge race saw the grid reversed from the Irish Championship, and amidst the worst of the conditions it was Larne’s Samuel Wilson who took the win over Derek McMillan.

The Superstox Irish Championship showdown was simply a breathtaking race, with no end to the drama lap after lap! British Champion Lee Davison started on pole position but he was bundled to the wall with a number of others on the first turn and lost ground as Stephen Stewart powered clear up front. Kyle Beattie was another favoured runner as a two time former champion, but he lost time with an early spin too. As Stewart continued out front Davison clawed his way back into second before a caution period when Gregg Hyndman became stranded on turn one.
The bumpers went well and truly in again on the restart, with Stewart and Davison both out and Beattie through to the lead having been almost last after the opening lap! Kyle reeled off the remaining laps to land his third Irish title and in some style too. Sean Mark took second ahead of Keith McAreavey in third.
To complete his great night, Beattie also raced to victory in the Irish Revenge race over Mark and Hyndman.

For the National Hot Rods it was Round 4 of the Simpson Race Exhausts World Series NI, and before the opening heat began the drivers paid a fitting 3 wide tribute to the late Tommy Shaw, the man who introduced Hot Rod racing to Northern Ireland in the 1970’s. The going was treacherous in the sodden conditions, with Shane Murray taking the opening heat over Adam Heatrick and Glenn Bell, before he repeated the feat in the second heat again ahead of Heatrick with John Christie in third.
In the final Murray opened up a huge gap out front, but he then became caught in the midst of the places battle whilst lapping the other runners. Suddenly his huge advantage was gone as Glenn Bell and Gary Woolsey came into contention. Both showed their nose alongside Murray, but Shane had enough in hand to hang on to complete an impressive hat-trick of wins. Woolsey, Ian McReynolds and Bell completed the top finishers.

The atrocious conditions certainly didn’t suit the 2.0 Hot Rods, as they slipped and slithered their way around the circuit all evening. Jonny McMillan took the opener ahead of Thomas Morrison, before Ballymoney man Morrison went one better by taking the second heat over Gary Wilson.
The Hoosier Tyres Challenge Series Grand Final saw the grid formed on points from throughout the series, and that put Adam Best on pole from Allen Cherry, Conor Hughes and Davy Potter. Cherry did his best to challenge Best initially, but once the race settled down Cherry dropped back and Best was able to move clear and seal victory. Morrison drove a great race from down the grid to take a great runner up position at the flag, with Gary Wilson in third. All three received new race tyres courtesy of sponsors Hoosier.

Calvin Blake and Robbie Wright shared the heat wins in the 1300 Stock Cars, before it was Wright who took the final honours to be crowned 2019 Ulster Champion. Fionn Donnelly and Ryan Stewart completed the podium finishers.

The young aces in the Ninja Karts completed the race programme, with Odhran Monaghan from Co Meath dominating proceedings. He took both heat wins with ease, with Leyton Hughes a gallant runner up in both from the Superstar grade. Even with the longer race distance in the final it was still all about Mongahan, Odhran completing a perfect night with yet another victory over Hughes and Max Hobson.
Added: 06/10/19

In our latest points update, James Goldie sits on top of the N Purdy & Sons NI Points Championship for Thunder Rods after the latest regrading. With a 55 points advantage over second man Jason Darragh and only one points scoring meeting left this season, James can be confirmed as the 2019 NI Points Champion for the second year in a row. He will therefore retain the William Bradley Perpetual Cup for another 12 months.

After the fantastic British Championship weekend for the National Hot Rods, the new champion Glenn Bell has stretched ahead in the 2019 DMC Race Promotions Championship sponsored by Cirrus Plastics. Glenn has a 24 point lead over Adam Hylands with Derek Martin in third with just three meetings to run.

To view the latest points, click on 'Drivers' in the menu bar above, then 'Points & Grades' and then select the desired formula from the drop down menu. All drivers should note that their correct grading colour should be applied as laid down in their formula's Rules & Regulations. Checks will be carried out over the coming meetings and offenders may be forced to start from the rear of the field.

Added: 30/09/19

A feast of championship action was served up at Aghadowey Oval on Saturday evening, with a number of titles up for grabs. Some fantastic racing saw Nutts Corner’s Ryan Stewart take the 1300 Stock Cars National Championship, whilst the ProStocks World Cup fell the way of Portadown’s Steven Haugh for the second time. There was a record seventh Irish Championship victory for Nigel Jackson as the Portadown man stormed to Lightning Rods glory, whilst Lurgan’s Graham Meek was crowned Irish Champion in the Junior Productions. The final class on show were the Thunder Rods, with Chris Baird from Donemana taking the honours.
Before racing commenced there was a minute's applause in memory of circuit founder Tommy Shaw who passed away recently.

Some high quality visitors joined the local 1300 Stock Car aces for the National Championship, with two graded heats used to determine the grid for the title race. Gareth Halliday was the one to watch in the opener, the young Banbridge ace racing to victory over England’s Ben White and recently crowned Irish Champion Ryan Stewart. Heat two saw White go one better and take the flag for the visitors, leading home Halliday and Calvin Blake.
Halliday and White shared the front row for the National Championship final, and as expected there was drama right from the off. The bumpers were well and truly put to good use over the opening lap, and as things settled down Stewart had blasted through to the lead. Ryan reeled off the remaining laps to land the National title, with Blake just getting the better of a great scrap with English star Jacob Bromley to snatch second on the final turn.

The grid for the ProStocks World Cup was disappointing to say the least, but those on track did their best to put on some fantastic racing. There was action all the way as Joe Largey took the first heat over Dan Shannon, before Shannon took the honours in heat two over William McFaul. The start to the World Cup race was simply phenomenal, as the bumpers well and truly went in throughout the field. The shake up saw Dylan Booth sensationally out front, before Steven Haugh punted him wide to move ahead. Haugh led them all the way home for his second World Cup triumph, whilst Sam Stewart cruelly retired within sight of the flag whilst second. That saw Shannon take the runner up slot ahead of Scottish visitor Ian Christie.
Largey completed the evening by taking the Irish Open title with a well timed hit on Shannon on the final bend.

Defending champion Nigel Jackson and British Champion Jordan Rochford shared the front row for the Lightning Rods Irish Championship, and a great battle developed between the duo right from the off. Martin O’Flaherty clawed himself into contention too, and when he attacked Rochford for second it handed Jackson the opportunity he needed to pull clear. As Jackson checked out up front to take a record seventh Irish title victory, Rochford worked his way back to second ahead of a spirited drive from Mark Corry which netted him third spot.
The reverse grid Irish Revenge race saw a win for Ally Neill over James McKinney, Corry and Jackson.

The Irish Championship title was also up for grabs for the Junior Productions, with Graham Meek and Mark Crawford sharing the front row on points scored across the season. Meek was the first to show up front ahead of Crawford, with Sam McNeice working his way to third as the lead battle involved eight cars at one stage. Crawford made his move for the lead but just couldn’t make it stick, Meek holding on the record a deserved victory. McNeice took a great second spot with Crawford driving superbly to work his way back to a creditable third spot over the closing stages.
The reverse grid Irish Revenge race saw Jack Morrow show the rest a clean pair of heels as he took the win over McNeice and Crawford.

The Thunder Rods completed the race programme, with close competitive action as always. David Baird accounted for both heat wins from the yellow grade, and even with an upgrade for the final he soon was ahead. His brother Chris was right on his tail though, and the Donemana man pulled off a great pass to take the lead and the win. David held on for second ahead of James Goldie in third.
Added: 29/09/19

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